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Seedless Raspberry Sauce

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

How to make seedless this raspberry coulis! First thing we have to do is get the raspberries away from Pepé before he eats them all. Ok, I might be guilty as well. I love raspberries and this sauce goes great with so many things such…

Culantro Pesto | Asian Crack Sauce

Culantro Pesto | Asian Crack Sauce

We Call it Asian Crack Sauce for a Reason This Culantro Pesto Asian Crack Sauce is just about as addictive as actual crack. It’s kinda like an Asian version of my Chimichurri Sauce, but it’s made with culantro instead of cilantro, and includes several other…

Chicken Panzanella Salad

Chicken Panzanella Salad

Basically a Caprese Salad with Croutons If you like caprese salad and a nice warm Homemade Croutons that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, then this Panzanella Salad is right up your ally. Pepé and I make panzanella quite a lot.…

Quick & Easy King Crab Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

Quick & Easy King Crab Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

The quickest and easiest way to use leftover Alaska King Crab meat that will have your friends & family drooling. Make your next “Taco Tuesday” the best ever. No Taco Shell Required These healthier “deconstructed tacos” don’t need to be in a shell. They are…

Simple Fried Cabbage

Simple Fried Cabbage

Simple Fried Cabbage This Simple Fried Cabbage goes perfectly with our Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy recipe, but will go with many other pork or duck entrées as well. I have to give my hubby credit for this one. He suggested it and created…

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

If you think Pepé is cheesy, wait until you try this Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Never in a million years did I think I would be creating a Gluten Free Mac and Cheese recipe, but here I am. I have a couple of friends…

Light & Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Light & Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

This Light & Healthy Curry Chicken Salad is Always a Party Favorite  Many years ago a friend brought her homemade Curry Chicken Salad to my house when we had a party. I fell in love. I asked her for the recipe and she said she…

The Best Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip

The Best Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip

What Makes this the Best Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip?  Well, for starters… it won’t fall off your darn cracker!  I know that sounds like a silly thing to say, but before I made this dip, we used to serve my husband’s homemade smoked salmon with…

Bacon, Apple, Walnut & Arugula Salad

Bacon, Apple, Walnut & Arugula Salad

This Bacon, Apple, Walnut & Arugula Salad is perfect anytime of the year  This salad is delicious, healthy and so easy to throw together in a flash. You can omit the bacon if you’re a vegetarian, or substitute vegetarian bacon. Adding chicken or turkey to…

BLT Salad with Homemade Croûtons

BLT Salad with Homemade Croûtons

You know whats better than a BLT Sandwich?   A BLT Salad with these homemade croûtons. So, Pepé is wondering why I’m cutting the bread into small cubes. He said, “Are you planning on making a bunch of teeny tiny BLT sandwiches?” I said, “No,…

Chanterelle Duxelles

Chanterelle Duxelles

How to pronounce duxelles Now I’ve been making duxelles for years, but evidently I’ve been saying it wrong all this time. Pepé has just informed me that he will be walking out of the kitchen if I don’t start saying it correctly. I guess it…

Chanterelle & Saffron Risotto with Seared Scallops

Chanterelle & Saffron Risotto with Seared Scallops

Chanterelles are a fabulous foraged food     We have foraged many fabulous foods from our forest for sure, but the chanterelles are probably our favorite. We didn’t even know what chanterelles were before we bought our house many years ago, but thank the heavens…

Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns

Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns

Making homemade hamburger buns is fun, easy and way better than pulling weeds… Just ask Pepé Summer weekends often seem to involve a lot of grilling or gardening and this one was going to be both. We planned on grilling some burgers on Sunday, but…

Best Homemade Grilled Burgers

Best Homemade Grilled Burgers

My hubby makes the best grilled burgers   It was a lazy summer day without any plans other than to relax by the pool, so I made these Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns and my hubby grilled his incredible perfect burgers. He’s been making them for years,…

Best Homemade Guacamole

Best Homemade Guacamole

Please Stop Putting the pit in the Bowl! I’m sorry if this offends those of you who still insist on putting the avocado pit in the bowl. You all declare that it keeps it from turning brown. It absolutely does not. The only part it…

Jicama Mango Slaw

Jicama Mango Slaw

There’s no law about slaw   Well, I was smoking a pork shoulder for our guests and as usual I was going to make the standard coleslaw to go with it, when out of nowhere, Pepé le Chef jumped out and said, “NO, NO SHERIE……


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